There are 5 ways to get from Istanbul to Tirana by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tirana (TIA) IST - TIA

$84 - $294

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tiranë

$36 - $51

3 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tirana (TIA) SAW - TIA

$61 - $509

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar to Tirana

$101 - $126

Drive  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tirana 617.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The distance between Istanbul and Tirana is 765 km. The road distance is 988.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tirana without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Istanbul to Tirana, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tirana is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tirana Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Tirana is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:42 AM in Istanbul and 3:42 AM in Tirana.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tirana is 988 km. It takes approximately 11 h 41 min to drive from Istanbul to Tirana.

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Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tirana Airport.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Tirana. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tirana.
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  • Distance: 477.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tirana, Albania?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul to Tirana 3 times a day. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Istanbul to Tirana 6 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 19 h 59 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tirana
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tirana via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
19 h 59 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Gostivar to Tirana
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com

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